The limited edition book was Jimmy Page’s first official published work and the definitive photographic autobiography of one of the world’s most iconic guitar players. As well as signing every copy of the 2,500 edition, Page personally chose every one of the 650 photographs, wrote the accompanying captions and helped design the magnificently luxurious binding.
After two years of sifting through thousands of photographs to produce a final and definitive edit that includes a mixture of iconic portraits, rare and unseen images and photographs from Page’s own archive, the photographs represent the most significant moments in his career: from a schoolboy with a rock-a-billy quiff through his extensive work as a session musician; from The Yardbirds through Led Zeppelin, ARMS, The Firm, Outrider, Coverdale & Page and Page & Plant; playing with The Black Crowes, Roy Harper, P Diddy and performing with Leona Lewis at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The exhibition respresented the work of more than 70 different photographers including some of the greatest names in rock photography – including Ross Halfin, Neal Preston, Kate Simon, Gered Mankowitz, Dominique Tarlé, and Pennie Smith.
Jimmy Page, Bill Wyman, Sir Peter Blake, Ronnie Wood & Mike McCartney at Elms Lesters © Ross Halfin